"Toni Stone" whos real name is Tanya Richards burst onto the undergroud scene in 1997. Her unique thought provoking rap flow has seemed to transcend audiences of all kinds. Stone grew up in a rough section of North Philadelphia and attended Simon Gratz High School. It was Her love love of rap music that helped her survive the crime and poverty infested neighborhood around Her. Her love of rap developed while watching her older sister perform at the local jam session in the park back in the early 80's. Stone was barely five years old when She first witnessed Her sister rocked the crowd. This love for rap grew even stronger after Her sisters passing back in 1994. It was then that Stone began tp seriously pursue a career in rap music. Now at 23 Toni Stone spends most of her time performing and working on her new cd entitled "Diamond Isis". She has performed along side an array of artist from The Roots to acts like Major Figures, The Faculty, Common MOs Def, and The Black Lilly's Featuring Jaguar and Flo Brown. She has Been Feature on Power 99's "Inner City" ,Channel 48's "Urban Expression", Club Cafe Rocks, New World Talent Serch, Pegasus night Club, Brave New World. The five Spot, and The Wetlands in New York City.